Country legend Kenny Rogers died yesterday, March 21 at the age of 81 at his home Sandy Springs, Georgia.

In June 2017, we shared a short story about his performance at Montage Mountain in 2000. That article appears below.

Kenny Rogers

Times-Tribune File – Kenny Rogers reaches for flowers during his concert at Montage Mountain Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, July 19, 2000.

The weather was a bit on the chilly side with temperatures right around 50 degrees, but the audience didn’t seem to mind since they had the hits of “The Gambler” to keep them warm on July 19, 2000 at Montage Mountain Performing Arts Center.
When Kenny Rogers walked onstage following his opening act, guitarist Michael Jackson, the crowd erupted. He began his set with “Love or Something.” As he sang, Rogers walked the length of the front of the stage, collecting flowers from his fans. He followed up with other favorites, such as “Ruby,” “Wanna Find Love” and his namesake song, “The Gambler.” The crowd of 8,000 young and old fans clapped and sang along with enthusiasm to each single.

Kenny Rogers

Times-Tribune File – Singer Kenny Rogers holds a rose, a gift from a fan, as he performs Wednesday, July 19, 2000 at the Montage Mountain Performing Arts Center.

Tickets for the Rogers show were $25 and $35 for reserved seating and $20 for lawn.

Prior to this performance, Rogers performed in Scranton at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple on March 14, 1992 and March 20, 1990.

Sun, Mar 15, 1992 – 3 · The Times-Tribune (Scranton, Pennsylvania) ·

Sat, Mar 24, 1990 – 1 · The Tribune (Scranton, Pennsylvania) ·

He also performed on August 30, 1987 at Memorial Stadium in Scranton. An article about the performance appears below.

Mon, Aug 31, 1987 – 3 · The Times-Tribune (Scranton, Pennsylvania) ·

You will be remembered …